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Pineapple Puree

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This easy pineapple puree recipe is naturally sweet and made with only 2 wholesome ingredients. It is the perfect introduction into solid foods, with a good source of fiber and Vitamin C to keep your baby’s immune system strong and healthy! Babies will love the taste, and parents will love how easy it is to make! 

Pineapple puree baby food served in a glass jar with a wooden spoon.

Pineapple baby puree is soon to be a staple in your house! Babies love the natural sweetness and exciting, unique taste, and it’s super easy to make at home.

Making homemade baby food will give you peace of mind, knowing that there are only fresh ingredients and no artificial preservatives! This pineapple puree baby food recipe takes only 5 minutes, with easy clean up. You can even double the recipe and freeze the pineapple mix for a convenient pre-portioned serving for later use.

Pineapples originated in South America and are now very popular in Hawaii. The best time of year to find fresh pineapple is from March to July, when pineapples are in their peak season. However, canned or frozen pineapple can be used any time for equally tasty recipes. 

With their tropical flavor, pineapples make for a delicious and versatile puree! Pineapple baby food is great on its own or mixed with other fruits and veggies. You can also cut down the acidity by mixing with a healthy yogurt or extra breast milk. 

Not only does it make the best baby food, but it also has so many other recipe options. Keep reading for my suggestions!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy no cook pineapple puree recipe
  • Only need 2 ingredients
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Good wholesome pure puree
  • Delicious tropical taste
  • Versatile for adult recipes
  • Great for drinks!

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🥘 Ingredients

Making your own baby food has never been easier! When your baby is little, don’t stress over making complicated, time consuming meals for them. Let them discover new flavors and textures by keeping things simple. You only need 2 ingredients for this pineapple baby food!

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  • Pineapple: Delicious tropical pineapples are the only ingredient you need to make this puree. 
  • Water: Create the perfect puree texture by adding in water until you get the consistency you like. This is a great way to start the introduction of solids! While you can add in breast milk or formula to thin the puree and for extra nourishment, I recommend doing so right before serving, as you can’t store puree that has been mixed with breastmilk or formula for more than 1-2 hours.

🔪 Instructions

Making pineapple puree baby food is incredibly easy and quick, making it a game changer for busy moms! All you need is pineapple, a blender, and a container! Here is how to make pineapple puree for baby:

Blend Pineapple: Place the diced pineapple and a little bit of water into a high-speed blender or powerful food processor. Blend until smooth.

Pineapple chunks in a food processor.

Adjust Thickness: Adjust the thickness by adding water as needed.

Pineapple baby food in a food processor.

Serve: Remove from the blender and store or serve!

Pineapple baby food puree in a white bowl with a spoon.

💭 Expert Tips

  • If using canned pineapple, be sure to drain completely before pureeing. 
  • If using frozen pineapple, allow it to sit out to defrost or warm in the microwave before use.
  • If using fresh pineapple, make sure to pick ripe fruit that is sweet and juicy for the best flavor and results!
  • Limit if baby has diaper rash. Due to the high acidity of pineapple, diaper rash may worsen.
  • For a chunky puree with pineapple pulp, pulse the blender in short increments until desired texture is reached.
  • Thin this puree to your required consistency by using either water, breastmilk or formula. But only add breastmilk or formula right before serving, do not add it and then store the puree in the fridge or freeze it. If you’re planning to make this puree ahead of time, only use water to thin it out, and then add any additional breastmilk or formula immediately before serving.
  • Feel free to add spices for additional flavor. Try adding warm spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to expand your baby’s palate! 

🍍 Pineapple Puree Baby Food Combinations

Try adding pineapple baby puree in a 1:1 ratio with these other delicious fruits and veggies! You can also try it in different proportions to see what your baby likes best! Here are some of our favorite pineapple baby food combinations:

📖 Other Variations

Pineapple puree doesn’t just have to be for babies! Here are some fun ways to use any extra pureed pineapple for the whole family:

  • Pineapple Puree for Drinks: You can add fresh pineapple puree to any drink for a delicious, refreshing flavor. Swap out the pineapple juice with puree to make the perfect pina colada! Mix with light rum, coconut milk, lime juice, and ice. It is also delicious mixed with hard seltzer! For non-alcoholic beverages try it with limeade, coconut milk, or sparkling water.
  • Roasted Pineapple Puree: Add more dimension to the puree by roasting the pineapple. Before blending, place sliced pineapple with olive oil in an aluminum foil pouch. Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before blending. You can use this as a pineapple puree sauce for pork tenderloin and other specialty foods! It is extra delicious as a topping for ice creams. Leave the pineapple unblended and pair with roasted red bell pepper for a delicious side meal for dinner.

❓Recipe FAQs

How to serve pineapple to baby?

You can serve this pineapple baby food puree on its own or mixed with other fruits or veggies. Start out with small amounts if this is your first time giving your baby pineapple. I recommend starting with 1 tablespoon of puree and working your way up from there.

Keep an eye out for any allergic reactions over the first few times serving this puree. Feel free to mix the puree with breastmilk or formula to thin out the consistency and add extra nutrition. Add this into the puree right before serving.

Can babies have pineapple? When can babies have pineapple?

Yes, pineapple for babies is perfectly fine! Just pay attention to any signs of allergy when adding new foods. You can introduce pineapple into your baby’s diet around 6 months of age. This is the typical age for babies to start trying solid foods!

For pineapple BLW (for slightly older babies) you can cut pineapple into rectangular sticks. At around 9 months, they can try bite sized pineapple chunks! You can also try mashed pineapple once you are comfortable with your baby chewing.

Is pineapple puree healthy?

Absolutely! This pineapple for baby recipe includes only blended pineapple, and no added sugar, making it a simple and healthy option. Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C, which is important for immune support and assisting in iron absorption. It’s also high in Manganese, Vitamin B6, and fiber, which is important for keeping your baby regular.

How do you store and freeze pineapple baby food? How long does pineapple puree last?

Pineapple baby food puree will last up to 4 days in the fridge when stored correctly. Be sure to put the fruit puree in an airtight container and store in the fridge. You can also store in the freezer for a longer duration.

To Freeze: Pour even amounts of pureed pineapple into an ice cube tray and freeze for 4-6 hours or until solid. Once solid, pop the cubes out of the tray and transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. When ready to use, defrost individual cubes at room temperature or warm very slightly over the stovetop or in the microwave.

Pineapple puree served in a glass jar with a wooden spoon.

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5 from 6 votes

Pineapple Puree

This easy pineapple puree recipe is naturally sweet and made with only 2 wholesome ingredients. It is the perfect introduction into solid foods, with a good source of fiber and Vitamin C to keep your baby’s immune system strong and healthy! Babies will love the taste, and parents will love how easy it is to make! 
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 32 tablespoons
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced pineapple
  • 1-2 tbsp water adjust based on how thick or thin you want your puree to be
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Instructions

  • Place the diced pineapple and water into a high-speed blender.
  • Blend until smooth. Adjust the thickness by adding water as needed.
  • Remove and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze into ice cubes for later use.

Notes

  • You can use fresh, canned or frozen pineapple for this recipe. 
  • Use ripe pineapples that are soft and easy to mash.
  • If using canned pineapple, be sure to drain completely before pureeing.
  • If using frozen pineapple, allow it to sit out to defrost or warm in the microwave before use.
  • Thin this puree to your required consistency by using either water, breastmilk or formula. But only add breastmilk or formula right before serving, do not add it and then store the puree in the fridge or freeze it. If you’re planning to make this puree ahead of time, only use water to thin it out, and then add any additional breastmilk or formula immediately before serving.
  • If your baby doesn’t like the taste of pineapple on its own, you can add a little bit of banana or mango to the puree.
  • Pineapple puree is a great way to add sweetness to other baby food recipes. For example, you can add it to a puree of sweet potatoes or carrots.
  • Pineapple puree is also a great way to make baby food popsicles. Simply freeze the puree in ice cube trays and then pop them out for a refreshing treat!
  • To freeze, pour the puree into ice cube trays and freeze for 4-6 hours or until solid. Transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. To thaw, remove a cube from the freezer and place it in an airtight container. Let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Do not refreeze any thawed puree.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.001g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 0.1mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g

8 responses to “Pineapple Puree”

  1. My 9 month old grandson loves this pineapple purée. One of the few things he’ll eat without coaxing!5 stars

  2. My little guy loved this stuff when he was a baby, and we still like to make it every once in a while for a topper for waffles or french toast in the summertime! It’s so easy and so refreshing!5 stars

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